Accession Number : ADA293597

Title :   Flexible Coordination in Resource-Constrained Domains.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Stephen F. ; Sycara, Katia P.

PDF Url : ADA293597

Report Date : DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : In this report, we summarize the research performed under Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) contract F30602-90-C-0119, Flexible Coordination in Resource Constrained Multiagent Domains. The broad goal of this research, which was carried out as part of ARPA/Rome Laboratories Planning Initiative (PI), has been to investigate the use of constraint based scheduling frameworks and techniques as a basis for more accurate and more flexible decision support at various stages of the military crisis action planning, deployment and employment process. This work has led to development of a transportation scheduling system called DITOPS, which provides advanced capabilities for construction, analysis and revision of large-scale deployment schedules.

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *SCHEDULING, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE